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10 Brunch Spots You Will Love In Edinburgh, Scotland
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10 Brunch Spots You Will Love In Edinburgh, Scotland

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Updated: 22 October 2016
Steeped in rich culture, history and plenty of whisky, Edinburgh is the UK’s second most popular tourist destination. A visit to Edinburgh requires hearty starts every day. We’ve compiled a list of 10 must-try brunch spots.
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Le Café Bleu

Le Café Bleu is a small, quaint, affordable cafe with a welcoming atmosphere for all its visitors. Serving delicious brunch options with a twist, the cafe has a Belgian owner who takes pride in providing customers some of the most delicious food in Edinburgh. As well as tasty brunch options, Le Café Bleu offers tasty cakes and the moreish chocolate éclairs have a stellar reputation citywide.

Le Cafe Bleu, W Port, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, +447463 252666

Milk

Milk has built up a positive reputation over the past three years, being named as one of Edinburgh’s top 10 must-visit cafes in the The List Magazine Eating And Drinking Guide. The cafe provides its customers healthy, affordable cuisine. It offers a range of delicious brunch options such as a mushroom and rosemary burrito and the breakfast sandwich, which consists of toasted granary bread with bacon, Comté cheese, spinach and slow-roasted tomato. With a menu that changes seasonally and good, nutritious food Milk Café is a perfect place to stop off for brunch before a busy day.

Milk, 232 Morrison Street‬, Edinburgh, Scotland, +44 131 629 6022

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Mimi’s Bakehouse

Mimi’s Bakehouse, a family-run bakery, is an inviting place for a spot of brunch or a late breakfast. It serves up an array of delicious home-baked brunch options such as tasty French toast, Serrano ham, vine tomato and Taleggio cheese bagels and much more. Though Mimi’s Bakehouse is a little more expensive than the average cafe, it’s worth the extra few pounds. As well as brunch at Mimi’s Bakehouse, try one of the lovingly made, award-winning cupcakes, traybakes or scones too.

Mimi’s Bakehouse, 63 Shore, Edinburgh, Scotland, +44 131 555 5908

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Falko Konditormeister

A quirky German bistro and cafe renowned for its selection of home-made cakes, Falko Konditormeister also offers two delectable continental brunch menus. Brunch favourites include the home-made Bircher muesli and fruit but don’t forget to try the delicious salted pretzels and thick cream cheese. The Schwartzwald gateau is the arguably best in the city, so it’s a good pick too.

Falko Konditormeister, 185 Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh, Scotland, +44 131 656 0763

Hendersons of Edinburgh

Earning a good reputation for its cutting-edge vegetarian menu, Hendersons of Edinburgh holds a strong appeal for the non-meat eaters of the world. Right in the city centre, the basement buffet-style restaurant serves wholesome foods without compromising flavour. The whole-wheat flour scones with rich organic Scottish butter, paired with organic scrambled eggs and rye bread prove that being healthy need not be boring. The venue is also a small local gallery, so if you can drag yourself away from the locally sourced deli counter you can enjoy the best of Edinburgh’s art as well.

Henderson’s, 94 Hanover St, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, +44 131 225 2131

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Broughton Delicatessen and Café

Serving brunch until 3pm, this cafe is a perfect option for a appetising meal. Choose the mouth-watering Broughton Deli breakfast and indulge yourself with grilled organic back bacon, black pudding, organic creamy scrambled egg, home-made potato scone and special baked beans. Alternatively, opt for an equally appealing vegetarian brunch such as home-made American style pancakes with bananas, seasonal fruit and maple syrup. The food at this cafe is consistently enjoyable and the addition of friendly, welcoming staff makes a visit even more pleasant. Don’t forget to take some treats home with you from the deli.

Broughton Delicatessen and Cafe, 7 Barony St, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, +44 131 558 7111

Roseleaf

With a brunch menu that is served from 10am right until 5pm, Roseleaf gives you the opportunity to have a lazy Sunday afternoon brunch after a long morning’s sleep. The cosy, family-run cafe in the historic Port o’ Leith provides an array of wholesome brunch options and lovely coffee and tea. Everything at Roseleaf is cooked from scratch and the cafe is affordable, with an emphasis on serving only freshly made food.

Roseleaf, 23/24 Sandport Pl, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland,+44 131 476 5268

Freemans Coffee Edinburgh

One of the best coffee shops in Edinburgh, Freemans Coffee is a perfect location also for a brunch ‘pick me up’. Offering a deliciously scrummy brunch menu, Freemans let you choose from a range of organic options such as simply superb scrambled eggs and bacon. Outdoor seating is available to enjoy delicious breakfast on a sunny day too as an added extra to this popular coffee shop.

Freemans Coffee, 2-6 Spottiswoode Rd, Edinburgh, Scotland, +44 131 446 0576

The Kings Wark

An award-winning 15th century pub, The Kings Wark is renowned for its innovative use of Scotland’s famous ingredients. Serving traditional Scottish options such as unsmoked haddock, black pudding, poached egg and tattie scone, The Kings Wark makes brunch for true Scotsmen (kilts optional).

The Kings Wark, 36 Shore, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, +44 131 554 9260

Peter’s Yard

A perfect choice for a brunch location, this artisan Swedish bakery provides lovely brunch options, as well as great coffee and pastries too. Although the prices are slightly higher than usual, expect to be served high-quality home-made food and enjoy the cheerful atmosphere amid blond wood benches and rustling newspapers. Try the smoked salmon open sandwiches with a knock-out espresso, or one of the rye crackers with unsalted butter and a slather of cloudberry jam. Make sure you take home some butterkeks biscuits for later.

Peter’s Yard, 27 Simpson Loan‬, Edinburgh‬, Scotland, +44 131 228 58 76